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April 07, 2007

Boos For Hiss

Evidence of his guilt solid.

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National Security: Leftist academics are determined to rehabilitate the reputation of Alger Hiss, the high-level U.S. diplomat and Soviet spy. Time may have passed, but this case was settled a long time ago.

Was Soviet communism a malevolent global force committed to conquering the world, with Kremlin spies reaching top levels in the U.S. government? Or was it "just another system" used to whip up Red hysteria and McCarthyism?

Leftists here and in Europe scoffed at Ronald Reagan when he called the Soviets an evil empire, but he was vindicated by communism's collapse. Similarly, the American left began its vendetta against Richard Nixon when in 1948 he exposed the high-ranking State Department official Hiss as a Russian agent; Nixon too was vindicated when the so-called Venona communications from the Soviet archives were opened in 1995, incriminating Hiss.

Last week, New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War held a conference in which a Russian historian, who supposedly has scoured the Kremlin's records, found nothing implicating Hiss.

But while both Hiss' son and former Nation editor and Hiss supporter Victor Navasky both spoke, scholars who accept Hiss' clear guilt were strangely absent.

NYU's new center has also tried to reopen the Rosenbergs nuclear spying case and has glorified Americans who fought for the left in the Spanish Civil War. This is clearly one "Center" not a bit "for the United States."

The evidence against Hiss is overwhelming:

• Reformed communist spy Whittaker Chambers, who spied with Hiss, produced the "Pumpkin Papers" of State Department documents from the late 1930s that only Hiss had access to, all typed on Hiss' typewriter.

• A March 30, 1945, communique from the USSR's Washington spy chief to Moscow reports that agent "ALES" is attending the post-war Yalta conference, then traveling to Moscow. As adviser to Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Hiss did exactly that. Former National Security Agency analyst John Schindler calls the evidence of the identity of ALES as Hiss "exceptionally solid."

• The late Democratic Sen. Pat Moynihan, who chaired a panel on government secrecy in the 1990s, said the U.S. government "had conclusive evidence of his guilt, but they never told."

Serious academics know Hiss' guilt from the evidence. Left-wing activists posing as scholars want to reopen the case for one reason: to discredit the U.S. Shame on them.

Wild Thing's comment.........

With the lefties, 1 + 1 will always = 0. Evidence be damned, they just feel that they are right.

For contemptable ,despicable liberal commies,America is an unjust society, and all its wars are also unjust by virtue of that fact alone. Leftists never give up trying to re-write history. They just love hating America and teaching that to their students.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 7, 2007 12:40 AM


The Venona papers also validated the fact that the Rosenbergs were indeed guilty as charged and deserved what they got.

Posted by: Mark at April 7, 2007 12:06 PM

The left is always trying to rewrite history, it wouldn't surprise me if they claimed the father of the country was Franklin D. Roosevelt. A few more trips to the national archives by Samuel R. Berger and Voila, it will be a fact. These fawning Dems are like Jimmy Carter who never met a Communist or despot they didn't emulate and admire.

Posted by: Jack at April 7, 2007 12:45 PM

The Venona tapes, as Mark and WT mention, confirmed what these knuckle-dragging, closet totalitarians (read "leftists") deny. Hiss was guilty, and every serious historian, including those who thought he was INNOCENT until researching the matter, know it.

The idea that a "Leftist Academic" even exists means that any half-wit wanker can get a degree, and then profit from his/her weird and deranged submission to the drooling, flathead liberal cretins who run the social science departments.

Leftism is a kind of vicious dementia, and it breeds heel-clicking punks of the kind that ran the gas chambers for the Reich and the freezing work gangs of the Gulags. It's a perversion, a sickness, and someday we'll come to blows with them.

Posted by: Rhod at April 7, 2007 03:24 PM

Mark, thank you so much. Yes your right, I bet the lefties hate that too and wish they could or maybe they will try to re-write that also. amazing how they do that stuff I hate it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 8, 2007 12:39 AM

Jack, it is really shocking to me how they do this re-writing thing. The nerve it takes is beyond me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 8, 2007 12:41 AM

Rhod, love how you put it!!! It is exactly how you said, and I pray for our future generations, so many now don't even know how our government works.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 8, 2007 12:44 AM